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Aerobics for the Brain? Fitness Experts Praise Mindfulness Meditation

Fitness experts call it bicep curls for the brain and aerobics for the mind. Whatever the name, athletes and gym addicts are discovering how mindfulness meditation can enliven a workout routine and invigorate a sports performance. They say that mindfulness meditation, which focuses on the present moment to clear the mind, can help an exerciser […]

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Can Yoga Replace Strength Training?

Many equate “strength training” with the bench press, dumbbells, and weight machines. But if you’ve ever had sore muscles after a yoga session, you might have wondered if you could just do yoga instead. Many yoga practitioners look toned, as if they go to the gym and lift weights. And they do: their own body weight. Quite […]

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How Can Mindful Eating Help With Weight Loss?

Mindful eating is the act of bringing your attention to what you are doing in the moment: eating. Too often, we use meal time to watch a TV show, get some work done, or engage in mindless conversation. You know the feeling when you sit down for a meal and you get up ten minutes […]

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Music That Alters Arousal States and Focus

Due to their similar effects on the brain, some practitioners have wondered if binaural beats can replace meditation. In a word, no. However… I’ve been aware of binaural beats ever since I first started to meditate back in college. At the time it was suggested to me that it would help me to meditate, or […]

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Meditation Sculpts the Brain in Significant Ways

The human brain is ever evolving and develops late into life. Scientists have previously viewed the brain as being hardwired in its development with maximum cognitive function reached in the early thirties. Yet recent research has revealed the brain’s natural ability for neuroplasticity, or the capacity to rewrite and create new neural circuits at any […]

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Being Strong is the Path to Spiritual Development

Tom is without question someone who gets this lifestyle of physical and mental health that we promote here at Mindful Muscle. Interview: Tom Venuto – Fat Loss & Fitness Expert Tell us a little bit about what you do and what your life’s work is about… I’m a fitness professional specializing in fat loss. I’m […]